Sorry 4 the Wait: Lil Wayne's free download mixtape reviewed track-by-track
|Sorry 4 the bad album artwork.|
The album features Weezy freestyling over a number of tracks, including Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," and you can't beat the price: You can download "Sorry 4 the Wait" for free right here thanks to Lil Wayne.
Is "Sorry 4 the Wait" a dud or a five-star stunner? We've got your track-by-track review in the jump.
Rollin': Thought this would be the Adele song, but no. Booming beats and blaring air-horn announce this summer banger in the mold of recent colabs with Rick Ross. ***1/2
Throwed Off: That ain't Weezy, that's Gudda Gudda. It ain't bad, it's just not the Wayne you're looking for. When the man does show up, the lyrics are laconic and uninspired. *1/2
Gucci Gucci: "Sorry!" Weezy says, and at this point his apologies are getting a little obsequious. He references Lady Gaga and Thriller. Feels like he's trying too hard. **
Marvin's Room: Never been a fan of Weezy's slow-mo love songs, and this Drake sleep-over is no exception. The football/sex thing is particular weird when he invokes O.J. Simpson. *1/2
Sure Thing: Now this sounds like classic Weezy, circa "The Leak." Wayne has fun over a bouncy beat courtesy of Miguel and gets deep into sin on the chorus. A stand-out. ****
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Racks: A quick and triumphant march through some of the Weezy's best phrases, the rhymes never lets up long enough to bask in its glory. Add this to your workout mix. ****
Hands Up: "Let's get fucked up" over a tinkling piano, then picks up quick. Reminiscent of Yeezy's "Dark Fantasy" in its arrangement. ****
Sorry 4 the Wait: This is it, the Adele song! And Weezy does not disappoint. Lil Wayne spits straight fire in a Voice-worthy reinterpretation. ***** <- five star stunner!
Inkredible Remix: Where's Wayne? He's as lost as Waldo in this mix. A bone tossed to his boys. Includes a bad Nicki Minaj impression. Skip it. *
Run the World, Girls: Doubling as an explanation for the album's raison d'etre and an announcement for Carter IV's new release date, this infomercial won't stand up to repeat listening. *
Album Rating (out of five stars): **1/2
We'll accept your apology, largely because of your genius take on Adele, but you owe us Carter IV without further delay.
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